One of the great whites of the southern hemisphere, not just of South Africa, this is the Montrachet of Chenin Blanc. Made with three different pickings from the top part of the Paardebosch farm, it has the concentration of its 40-year-old vines, mouth-watering acidity and pH, chiselled freshness and layers of rock salt, aromatic spices, pear and lemongrass. Drink 2023-30.
Tim Atkin MW: 98 points
David & Nadia is a family owned Swartland driven project and we focus on a spectrum of organic, old and dry land bush vine vineyards from different areas with different soil types throughout the Swartland, farmed by like-minded people. We are members of the Swartland Independent Producers. In the vineyard we aim for biological farming and in the cellar we work as natural as possible. It is all about the soil and vineyards after all. We believe in a pure, fresh and natural style where site and soil are at work with minimal influence from a winemaking point of view.
Introducing the third vintage of the Plat’bos Chenin blanc, planted right next to the Skaliekop vineyard in decomposed granite. Planted in 1981 on the Paardebosch farm, this vineyard contributes to both our main Chenin blanc as well as Aristargos and it will continue to do so. We have been farming this vineyard since winter 2013 and it has been a pillar in our granite approach towards our white wines. Grapes were harvested in the second part of January, being one of the earliest Chenin blanc vineyards we work with, planted on a northern slope. Harvesting took place over five picking dates and all lots were fermented and aged seperately. Plat’bos is one of four of our wines qualifying for the Old Vine Project (OVP) seal.
Total production: 2 381 bottles
pH: 3.17 RS: 2.8 g/L Alcohol: 12.0% TA: 5.9 g/L Yield: 2.6 t/ha TSO2: 108 mg/L